Swingin' Utters Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass, and Bones

With a kick in the teeth and a boot to the head the Swingin'Utters initiate their latest disc with a fist-pounding punk rock battle cry called, "No Pariah." From that point forth the band's intent is well established and the eccentric mixture of working class punk, classic country, folk, and Celtic music that ensues is absolute bliss. And in an almost Spinal Tap-like manner, it's quite amazing how a band so American can sound so English, but that's the exact mode that the Swingin'Utters seem to operate in. Moreover, amidst the punk rock mayhem unfolding from every etched groove, the true gems are those slower numbers like "All That I Can Give," "If You Want Me To," "Lampshade," and "Shadows and Lies" that seem to contain their own unyielding power. (Fat Wreck)